Sports

Who Runs Faster, a Person or a Horse?
September 26th, 2022

Can you run faster than a horse? Not if the horse is running its fastest. But you might be able to run fast for longer than a horse. And in one race, you have the chance to try it. Read on to find out about the Man vs. Horse race, and run the numbers!

The Car That Can Cook Breakfast
September 25th, 2022

Bedtime Math fan Elian K. asked for our coolest numbers about Formula 1 racecars. Some of these crazy facts might amaze you, so read on to speed through the racecar math!

The Tortoise That (Almost) Beats the Hare
September 16th, 2022

When you think of a speedy animal, we bet you don’t think of turtles or tortoises. But the world’s speediest tortoise might change your mind…or maybe not. Read on to speed through the math and see how fast this four-legged friend is.

Soccer for Your Car
August 11th, 2022

Soccer is a fun sport. So why should we humans get to have all the fun? In a larger-than-life size version of soccer, cars get to be the players and construction vehicles are the goalies. Read on to go big with the math in this new version of an old favorite sport!

Hang Onto Your Pants!
July 26th, 2022

There are strange national holidays for everything – including National Take Your Pants for a Walk Day! When you think about how many steps you take each day (with or without pants), the numbers can really add up. So grab your pants, get moving, and do the math in walking with your pants.

Bull’s-Eye!
July 21st, 2022

Today is the final day of Archery at the Olympics.  In this dramatic sport, the archers draw back their bows and launch arrows into the air at about 150 miles an hour, while the rest of us scramble to get out of the way.  Their target is a flat circle 77 yards away (where a yard is 3 feet) ringed with 10 colorful concentric circles.  Of course, the closer to the center you hit, the more points you get: the gold circle in the middle fetches 10 points, the next circle around it scores 9, and so on until the white ring on the edge, worth just 1 point.  The better your aim, the faster those numbers add up.

Guinea Pigs Above the Rim
June 15th, 2022

In basketball, one of the most exciting plays is a “slam dunk.” That’s when a player leaps up to the hoop and jams the ball through, before hanging on the orange rim for style points. It turns out humans aren’t the only animals who like to dunk. Molly the guinea pig just dunked 4 times in […]

A Mouthful of a World Record
June 12th, 2022

Dogs don’t quite play tennis like people do. They’re good at chasing the ball, sure, but then they’d rather chew on it than do anything else. That pup in the picture only has one ball, but another just might be the world’s best player at doggie tennis. Finley is a pooch who can hold 6 […]

The Bounciest Mile
May 27th, 2022

It’s easier to do one thing at a time than two things. Sometimes grown-ups get carried away doing lots of things at once. It’s called multitasking, and it usually ends with them dropping their phone into a pot of tomato sauce (don’t ask). Well, fortunately some grown-ups CAN do two things at once – and […]

Hopscotch 4 Miles – and Then Some
May 16th, 2022

Jump right into this bouncy story about a world record hopscotch course, and do some thinking on your feet!

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